About This Chapter
Building a Strong Team in the Workplace - Chapter Summary
By offering the lessons in this chapter to your company's leaders and employees, you can help them learn about types of workplace teams, the ways in which the concept of a team varies by culture and the characteristics of successful teams. Our instructors will explain topics including:
- Procedures for organizing a workplace team
- Components of the team environment and why they matter
- Types of work teams
- How other cultures view the team concept
These lessons average about five minutes in length, and your employees can view them on a computer or mobile device, alone or in a group corporate training session. Quizzes at the end of the lessons let them verify their learning.
How It Helps
- Explains types of teams: These lessons examine three types of work teams and the benefits and drawbacks of each type.
- Educates employees: Your company leaders and employees will learn characteristics of successful teams, which gives them an idea of how to structure them and what to do once they are formed.
- Facilitates global business: Understanding how other cultures view workplace teaming can help your organization do business internationally.
By the end of this chapter, your employees should be ready to:
- Discuss the characteristics of a successful workplace team
- Describe the characteristics of a team environment
- Identify types of work teams
- Explain how teams differ in various cultures
1. Launching a Successful Team in the Workplace
In this lesson, we'll learn about launching successful teams in the workplace. Teamwork is very important in the business world and can drive the success of a company.
2. Working in a Team Environment: Definition & Skills
A team environment is essential to a workplace. A team is defined by its composition, culture, and goals. It is made up of people with complementary skills who have common goals. After the lesson, test yourself with a quiz.
3. Types of Work Teams: Functional, Cross-Functional & Self-Directed
Teams have become a popular way of organizing employees in organizations. This lesson identifies three different types of work teams: functional, cross-functional and self-directed teams.
4. Practical Application: Examples of Functional, Cross-Functional & Self-Directed Work Teams
There are many different ways to assemble teams at work, and each has its own strengths and limitations. This practical application will guide you in thinking about which type of team is best for different work-related scenarios.
5. How Teams Differ in a Global Setting
Different cultures view teams, or teaming, very differently. Those perspectives are compounded when there are multicultural teams present. This lesson will look at this issue in more detail.
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